LAW SCHOOL RECEIVES FINAL GIFT OF $3 MILLION FROM JOHN M. OLIN FOUNDATION
The John M. Olin Foundation has awarded Stanford Law School a final gift of $3 million, capping off a total of $8.3 million the law school has recieved from the foundation for its John M. Olin Program in Law and Economics.
SLS LAUNCHES ONLINE ALUMNI DIRECTORY
Use this new online service to search for fellow Stanford alumni in your area by company, function, or industry, and update your information so classmates and professional contacts can find you. (Access to the password-protected services is available to alumni only.) If you have not yet registered with SAA online, you may do so when you enter the site. If you have any difficulties, please contact Online Customer Service.
"SUPREME COURT PONDERS IRA-BANKRUPTCY CASE"
On December 1, Pamela Karlan, Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, argued on behalf of Richard and Betty Jo Rousey before the U.S. Supreme Court in Rousey v. Jacoway, a case that considered the applicability of bankruptcy exemptions to money in individual retirement accounts. The case was one of four cases on this year's U.S. Supreme Court docket in which the Stanford Supreme Court Litigation Clinic represents the petitioners. Clinic students Eric Feigin '05, Mara Silver '05, and David Sapp '05 were primarily responsible for drafting the petitioners' reply brief. They, along with clinic codirector Thomas Goldstein and clinic students Lee Reeves '05 and Mike Abate '05, helped to prepare Professor Karlan for oral argument before the Court.
SLS FACULTY AND ALUMNI NAMED TO NEW "NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL" BOARD
The "National Law Journal" has named Mary Cranston '75, William Neukom '67, and Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law, to its new editorial board.
CALDWELL '85 UNANIMOUSLY ELECTED CHAIR OF STATE COASTAL COMMISSION
On December 8, Margaret Caldwell, program director of the SLS Environmental and Natural Resources Law & Policy Program and a lecturer in law at Stanford Law School, was elected chairwoman of the California Coastal Commission.
MARTINEZ AND SRIKANTIAH COLLECT HONORS
"Hispanic Business" magazine has named Jenny Martinez, assistant professor of law, to its "100 Most Influential Hispanics" list for the second time. Martinez has also recently received the "Ray of Hope" award from Hispanas Organized for Political Equality.
Jayashri Srikantiah, associate professor of law, has been named one of the "Best Lawyers under 40" by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. She was also presented, along with the ACLU, with the New California Media Exceptional Communicator Award "for their unwavering defense of the rights of the most vulnerable ethnic and immigrant communities in the post-9/11 security crackdowns."
1L WINS NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
Ann Marie Rosas '07 placed first in the Expert Class in the U.S. Chess Federation's first annual national law school chess tournament. Ave Maria School of Law Professor Howard Bromberg, JSM '91, placed second.
GOULD: "NOW SOMEONE NEEDS TO PENALIZE THE FANS"
"San Jose Mercury News" op-ed by William B. Gould IV, Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus
GRANICK: "THESE LAWS ARE NOT THE ANSWER"
"SC Magazine" interview with Jennifer Granick, Center for Internet and Society director, discusses technology-related legislation
LESSIG: "TECHNOLOGY OVER IDEOLOGY: . . ."
". . . FCC chair Michael Powell has confounded liberals and free market purists." "Wired" column by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law
LESSIG: "BYTES AND BULLETS"
"Washington Post" op-ed by Lawrence Lessig, C. Wendell and Edith M. Carlsmith Professor of Law, asks how, if Congress passes litigation holding p2p manufacturers liable for copyright violations committed with their products, it can avoid holding gun manufacturers responsible for the crimes committed with their products.
MARTINEZ: "JOSE PADILLA AND THE WAR ON RIGHTS"
Written by Jenny Martinez, assistant professor of law, for the "Virginia Quarterly Review," this article won the publication's 2004 Staige D. Blackford Prize.
RHODE: "VIVE LA DIFFERENCE"
"Uncommon Knowledge" segment discussing gender differences and public policy features Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law
SULLIVAN: "JUSTICES PICK APART BAN ON WINE SALES FROM OUT OF STATE"
"New York Times" coverage of arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in Granholm v. Heald and Swedenburg v. Kelly; former Dean Kathleen Sullivan argued for the plaintiffs in Granholm v. Heald
WEINER: "WHAT QUALIFIES AS A WAR CRIME?"
Allen Weiner '89, Warren Christopher Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, and associate professor of law (teaching), comments for "Stanford" magazine
LOS ANGELES: RECEPTION IN HONOR OF DEAN LARRY D. KRAMER
Thursday, January 13, 2005, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Latham & Watkins LLP, 633 West Fifth Street, Suite 4000. Hosted by Latham & Watkins LLP. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of Los Angeles. RSVP by January 7 to firstname.lastname@example.org; no charge.
ORANGE COUNTY: LUNCHEON IN HONOR OF DEAN LARRY D. KRAMER
Friday, January 28, 2005, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Balboa Yacht Club, 1801 Bayside Drive, Corona Del Mar. Hosted by Russell Allen '71. RSVP by January 21 to email@example.com; no charge.
SAN DIEGO: RECEPTION IN HONOR OF DEAN LARRY D. KRAMER
Thursday, January 27, 2005, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps LLP, 600 West Broadway, Suite 2600. Hosted by Luce, Forward, Hamilton and Scripps LLP. Sponsored by the Stanford Law Society of San Diego. RSVP by January 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org; no charge.
SAN FRANCISCO: AALS RECEPTION IN HONOR OF DEAN LARRY D. KRAMER
Friday, January 7, 2005, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Hilton San Francisco, 333 O'Farrell Street. Held in conjunction with the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools. Sponsored by the Stanford law societies of San Francisco and Silicon Valley. RSVP by December 31 to email@example.com; no charge.
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